If Gastelum stays at MW, what adjustments does he need to make?

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  1. Destino2018

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    I’ve really grown into a fan of Kelvin so seeing him get completely shut down against Till was pretty disheartening. After that fight with Izzy, I was so high on this man and I really want him to succeed. Him being a southpaw and having some of the fastest hands in the division is so unique and the fact that he’s still Izzy’s hardest challenge so far says a lot about his potential as a MW. He has the tools to beat anybody but him being undersized isn’t helping but if he’s adamant at staying he has to make the proper adjustments. Realistically if Izzy gets through Romero and Costa and my boy can get a win streak going then I’d most definitely want to see the rematch where hopefully he can edge out the win.
     
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    not block punches with his face.
     
  3. Ironnik94

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    I might be totally wrong, but to me he just seems inconsistent.

    Looked fantastic against Adesanya at times and then looks kinda underwhelming against Till, although Till is a good fighter (and fought clever).
     
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    Given how small his legs are and his height he really should be trying to re-focus on WW.

    George Lockhart could get him there safely I think.
     
  5. Broad Blade

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    He just needs to cut out the carbs. Or at least the gluten. He needs to be more explosive and lean. But why stop there. He's more suited for 170. I don't think we've seen the peak yet for Gastelum. He just needs to challenge his urges on what foods not to eat. That's one thing he hasn't tried yet. I bet it would do him wonders...
     
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    He just need to be even more like Conor McGregor
     
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    agreed, I think he should adjust his diet and try to cut down to 170.
     
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    He needs to get taller.
     
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    Seriously. Untap his full potential and capabilities.
     
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    i dont think Gas is bad at mw.. he did good vs the champ and til. like till said hes the bulldozer of the mw division
     
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    Lol hes got a nutritionist yet you think hes never tried to control what he eats?
     
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    Other than Usman and Colby, I see him piecing up everyone he comes across.
     
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    I see him beating them as well, at least Colby.
    Gastelum has starched a big middleweight in Bisping, imagine what he'd do to some welterweights... scary.
     
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    He needs to adjust his diet and then move to welterweight
     
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    The same as Johny Hendricks?

    Burn that fat Gas! We all saw you running on that track. You looked like a non athletic obese. Stop skipping your cardio!
     
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    After the gargantuan amount of damage he took in that 10-6 final round against Izzy?

    The main adjustment he needs is never to get back into a cage with Izzy.
     
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    if he wants to be champ, hes gotta get slimmer and cut down to WW.
     
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    This.

    No one else brings up the fact he is cutting unnecessary height.
     
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    He's 3-3 and 1 NC at MW, he needs to learn how stick to a diet and to fight at WW.
     

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